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12 crazy conspiracy theories that actually turned out to be true

They say the truth is stranger than fiction. That's no lie.

3. The first lady who ran the United States
3. The first lady who ran the United States
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Conspiracy: A stroke rendered United States President Woodrow Wilson incapable of governing, and his wife surreptitiously stepped in.

The truth: Wilson did suffer a debilitating stroke towards the end of his presidency - but the government felt it was in the country's best interest to keep things quiet.

The public didn't learn about the stroke for months, during which time his wife, Edith Wilson, was making most executive decisions.

Despite Mrs. Wilson claiming that she acted only as a "steward," historians who have analyzed the Wilson term in office confirm that for well over a year, Mrs. Wilson was effectively president.

And although a woman president is yet to be formally elected to the White House, here are ten quotes from the strongest women of the real world and silver screen for inspiration in the meantime.

 



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